Amerimix
BMJ Stone
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Pullman Ermator
Southwest Scaffolding
SPEC MIX LLC
Stabila
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
MASONRY MADNESS® is always exciting.
February 2018

A New Beginning

Chairman’s Message


By

As I sit and write my introductory message, I can’t help but think: “Wow! I have some big shoes to fill!” I thank all the former Chairmen. They have done an outstanding job of making this organization what it is today.

I thank all members for your trust in me to lead the organization. I will strive to work hard as we go through the next two years. I want you to always feel welcome to contact me with any concerns, thoughts, or suggestions so we can together continue to improve our organization. I feel fortunate to have a great MCAA staff that does a superb job making everything happen! Thanks to Jeff, Tim, Angie, Todd, Lorra, Dan, Bronzella, Brian, Ryan, Jenny and Gail.

After returning from the MCAA Annual Convention in Las Vegas last month, I am always rejuvenated and ready to try new things and to improve our business. Walking through the convention floor and visiting with suppliers/vendors always gives me opportunities to try new methods and use new equipment. Wednesday’s MASONRY MADNESS® is always exciting as we see the Skills Challenge, Fastest Trowel on the Block, Toughest Tender, and BRICKLAYER 500. These competitors are the heart of our industry. Without great masons and tenders, where would our industry be? If you have missed attending this part of the convention, I encourage you to attend next year. It is amazing to see these guys in action.

Attending the Committee Meetings, Training Classes, South of 40 Event at Señor Frogs, Annual Meeting and Round Table Discussions are a great way to keep up with what is happening in our organization. I find it also to be a great way to visit with peers from all over the country. There are so many things to learn from others in our industry.

During the closing banquet we honored our past Chairman, Mike Sutter. He and Colleen have devoted countless hours to this organization over the years. On behalf of the members, Susie and I thank you all for your friendship, mentorship and devotion to MCAA.

The Convention ended with the announcement honoring several people. Receiving the C. Dewitt Brown Leadman Award were: Brian Carney and John Blair. The Hall of Fame Inductees were: Mackie Bounds, Damian Lang, Justin Breithaupt, Sr., Curtis Hoover (Masonry Instructor Honoree) and Mario Catani. Your devoted time to the masonry industry is much appreciated and we are all proud to honor each of you.

My final statement about the Convention is a word of thanks to all vendors and suppliers who support our organization at the Convention and throughout the year. Without your continued support and financial assistance, we would not have the success that we have. I encourage each of you to always take note of these vendors and show your continued support to them.

We look forward to the next Convention in 2019 and sincerely hope to see each of you there. Attending the convention is well worth your time and is a great way to support our industry.

In closing, for those of you who don’t know me, I live in Hamilton, Texas. If you aren’t sure where that is, it is almost at the geological center of Texas. I have been in the masonry industry since 1978 and I am proud to be a Mason. I have been involved with MCAA for most of those years and I am honored to be selected to be in this position for the next two years. My biggest goal for our organization and industry is to recapture the market share we have lost to other types of wall systems. I will elaborate on this next month.

In the meantime, remember your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day!


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Masonry’s Future

August 2018
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Worthwhile Work

June 2018
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Givers Gain

January 2018
Givers Gain

Things to Remember

March 2017
Things to Remember

Looking Forward

February 2017
Looking Forward

A Fresh Start

January 2017
A Fresh Start

Who Moved My Cheese?

September 2016
Who Moved My Cheese?

Giving back

December 2015
Giving back

An exciting year ahead

February 2015
An exciting year ahead

Defining success

December 2014
Defining success

Staying busy for you

August 2014
Staying busy for you

Ready for action

February 2014
Ready for action

Thanks

January 2014
Thanks

Happy holidays

December 2013
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MCAA Midyear update

November 2013
MCAA Midyear update

The MCAA in D.C.

August 2013
The MCAA in D.C.

A Lot Happening

July 2013
A Lot Happening

Eye opening

June 2013
Eye opening

Positive movement

March 2013
Positive movement

Headed to Vegas

February 2013
Headed to Vegas

New beginning

January 2013
New beginning

It’s finally over

December 2012
It’s finally over

My trip to the Rockies

November 2012
My trip to the Rockies

The 2012 election

October 2012
The 2012 election

Stay involved

September 2012
Stay involved

Networking

August 2012
Networking

Summer time

July 2012
Summer time

Exciting time

June 2012
Exciting time

Working for you

May 2012
Working for you

New beginnings

March 2012
New beginnings

Farewell!

February 2012
Farewell!

One more to go!

January 2012
One more to go!

Join us in Vegas

November 2011
Join us in Vegas

As the world turns

August 2011
As the world turns

A Bright Future

May 2011
A Bright Future

Tidbits From MCAA

March 2011
Tidbits From MCAA

Time Flies By

February 2011
Time Flies By

The End of the Year

December 2010
The End of the Year

Busy Times!

November 2010
Busy Times!

South of 40

October 2010
South of 40

What Are We Doing?

August 2010
What Are We Doing?

Moving Forward

March 2010
Moving Forward

A Fond Farewell

February 2010
A Fond Farewell

A New Year

January 2010
A New Year

Start the Year Strong

December 2009
Start the Year Strong

MCAA in D.C.

September 2009
MCAA in D.C.

Brick Voids

August 2009
Brick Voids

Vision 2020

February 2009
Vision 2020

State of the Association

February 2009
State of the Association

The Silver Lining

January 2009
The Silver Lining

Impact on the Hill

June 2008
Impact on the Hill

New Horizons

February 2008
New Horizons

Wrapping up Another Year

December 2007
Wrapping up Another Year

Greetings From Italy!

November 2007
Greetings From Italy!

We Need Your Help!

January 2005
We Need Your Help!

The Strength of Unity

November 2003
The Strength of Unity

Changing of the Guard

February 2002
Changing of the Guard

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